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Sep 17, 2015Posted in: Screenshots
Complex process. You make a small section that is the length of your desired short end out of one material, then from the same position make your longer end with the same width and height as the previous command. Then you remove the short half that has been enclosed in the long half and voila, you have an unbalanced balloon. I have an actual command list in the Ship Builder's Guild thread, you might wanna go through that
Nov 8, 2014CaptainGloom posted a message on My Sky pirate airship. and also others "more added"These are pretty neat. Keep it up! I think you should use World Edit and maybe sketch block plans for even better results and easier buildingPosted in: Screenshots
Sep 26, 2014CaptainGloom posted a message on Aerna - A Massive and Detailed World-Building ProjectI'm the project's resident shipbuilder and maritime consultant. Self-appointed title. Definitely deserve it.Posted in: Screenshots
Last weekend I built one of the main cultures' mainstay ship designs, a mix of different ideas of naval architecture including galleon and longship elements.
Sep 10, 2014Posted in: Clans
You should develop a better method of making furled sails. I suggest give them two to three bulges and also making them bulge outward, and using ladders or another block between the bulges like the rope that ties them to the yard
Aug 31, 2014CaptainGloom posted a message on --Aeria-- A Flying Steampunk City! ~Update 4~ Museum and Clock TowerNo updates this week or for the next because I am very busy. I will post a world download in the next updatePosted in: Screenshots
Aug 25, 2014CaptainGloom posted a message on Even if this is a modpack, I don't think this is normal....Ah yes, the infamous towering villages. They were common in the early days, not so common now. The wondrously powerful Villager Wizards are dying out.Posted in: Screenshots
Aug 24, 2014CaptainGloom posted a message on A Guide to Making Light Steampunk/Victorian ArchitectureHello there, builders!Posted in: Screenshots
After a request I got on my Aeria city thread, I've made this little guide to help people who want to build steampunk stuff. By steampunk I really mean victorian/art nouveau architecture which they can then spice up with pipes and gears and whatnot.
Right, forward into the guide.
The first thing you want to do before you start is decide what kind of build it is. The build for this guide is a simple bookshop and house above it. For this type of build, it's all about making a detailed but repeated section. However, if a building is more important or bigger, like a town hall, public work or mansion, then you have to make several sections that are unique in order to make the build more interesting. Examples from Aeria are the museum, police station and clock tower.
Secondly, you need to decide the main flavor of the work. There are two main ones with subparts for victorian architecture, rounded and not. This isn't the overall design so much as the details on the build. The bookshop for this guide is rounded.
Now, we get into the pictures. A key thing to note about victorian architecture is that it has 'sections', meaning each floor or a group of floors is different. This build has three floors and three sections, but taller builds still only have around 3-4 sections, in groups.
The lowest windows in this build are really wide, and the first floor is really tall. However, every floor has higher ceilings in proportion to size than most other styles' with the same bookshop house idea.
You can use an advanced texture pack to make different kinds of glass for different floors
As you can see in the pictures, the windows are either rounded or have rounded awnings, and I've used depth (the white frame and red wall) to make it more interesting and easier to add to.
This is the wall pattern used on the whole building, with a piece cut out for a doorway
Next we have the roof. There are three main kinds of roof for really victorian architecture that are unique to this kind of work, called concave, convex, and flat. Here are the types in order:
For this build I'm using concave, because it suits a small build better.
Next we add dormer windows. Notice that the windows also have the round theme.
Now we add some exterior detail. The exterior is only slightly steampunk, with its mildly altered architecture and multiple chimneys. You can make it more steampunk by adding things like balconies, extra windows, pipes, machinery, smokestacks and things that connect the building directly with the city.
Now for the interior. A hard part with building victorian stuff is the ceilings are really high. Not just for detail, they are quite simply tall in proportion to the building itself.
These are all pictures of the floors going up. On the lower floor we have the actual bookshelves and counter. Shelves and things help to make the high ceiling feel less huge and more 'spacious for purposes'. The next floor is the living floor, consisting of kitchen, dining and living room in one open plan. The third floor is the bedroom floor, which is divided into actual rooms.
These pictures show both methods and inspiration.
A few tips to take away for general victorian/steampunk stuff
- Decide what the building is before starting. Make sure to keep in mind the needs of the building, i.e. large shop floor for businesses, wide and flowing rooms for mansion, functional dividing for police station, etc.
- Use depth and either a rounded or not rounded theme to make the build look interesting and also intelligently made. Don't switch between themes unless that is an artistic choice and keep the same amount of depth or shallowness throughout
- Steampunk is victorian dressed up in hissing technology. It is important to have a build that, if stripped of its bells and whistles, still looks like a building and can have its purpose guessed.
- Make different floors or sections of floors unique in their style points, i.e first floor huge and spaced, second wide but decorated, third concise, etc.
- If something begins to look really repetitive, you can bring a section out and edit it to be different from others, i.e. the doorway section and everything above it can be made to have big windows on each floor.
Aug 23, 2014CaptainGloom posted a message on --Aeria-- A Flying Steampunk City! ~Update 4~ Museum and Clock TowerPosted in: ScreenshotsQuote from painovoimatonWow, amazing work. Can you do one-post-long tutorial on how to make buildings of that style, I've always wanted to know but can't quite figure out myself.
Oh, and have an upvote and a
I'll make a steampunk art nouveau/neoclassical tutorial thread later today
Aug 23, 2014CaptainGloom posted a message on --Aeria-- A Flying Steampunk City! ~Update 4~ Museum and Clock TowerAnother weekly update! Today we have the newly built museum and clock tower, plus a full city render of it all so farPosted in: Screenshots
The clock tower:
Aug 16, 2014Weekly update!Posted in: Screenshots
Now I've been working a lot on Uptown Aeria, where most of the big buildings are.
The entrance to Uptown, with the Flying Pig bar in the foreground. The pub can only be accessed via airship, hence the docked one there.
And now general pictures
Aug 13, 2014CaptainGloom posted a message on El Despiadados--Spanish First Rate Ship-of-the-LineI actually built this ship quite a while ago. She's called El Despiadados, or the Ruthless. So I'm told anyway. Thanks to MrBeasty127 for help with the design, the Conquest resource pack creators for a mildly decent pack, and chocapic13 for his awesome shader that isn't buggy like SEUS.Posted in: Screenshots
Now, the pictures
Comments and feedback are welcome, though I won't be editing this ship any more
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Apr 5, 2013CaptainGloom posted a message on Minecraft Surpasses 10 Million Sales, 1.6 Feature Spoiler AlertHorses? Fin-bloody-ally. Stinking pigs. I want horses. Then I can finally gather loyal knights around me and we can ride into battle.Posted in: News
Quote from Random_Guy_32
What use would falconry have?
Be able to hunt with birds? Use birds to map areas further away? Use birds as a freaking bad*** pet? You tell me. I want me some real birds, not friggin bats for chrissake.
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